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National Insurance: application for service spouse Class 3 credits

Use the online forms service to apply for Class 3 National Insurance credits if you accompanied your spouse or civil partner on postings outside the UK after 6 April 1975.

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Use this form to apply for Class 3 credits if after 6 April 1975 you were with your spouse or partner on a posting abroad.

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Before you start

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To apply online, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you apply.

You’ll get a unique reference number when you submit the form online, you can track the progress of the form using this if you’ve provided a valid email address.

Read this guidance to find out how to get Class 3 National Insurance credits if:

  • you are or were married to or the civil partner of a member of the armed forces
  • you went with them on an overseas posting after 6 April 1975
  • you reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016

Class 3 National Insurance credits can help to fill gaps in your National Insurance record and count towards your State Pension.

National Insurance credits for partners of armed forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975
How spouses and civil partners of armed forces personnel posted overseas can fill gaps in their National Insurance record.

Published 6 April 2016
Last updated 1 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. 'How to get Class 3 National Insurance credits' section added under Related Forms and Guidance
  2. First published.